Author Archives: Kevin Peters

About Kevin Peters

My name is Kevin Peters.

Group Policy Configuration May Break Presence in Lync

Today, I feel like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day.  While working with a customer on a Lync pilot, I ran into an issue where Users on the Lync Pool could not see Presence for Users on any other … Continue reading

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Logging on a Lync Enterprise Pool

Building a Lync Enterprise Pool allows you to protect your users and services in the event of hardware or software failure on one (or more) servers in your pool.  While this is great for redundancy, it can make troubleshooting a … Continue reading

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Introducing the OCSGuy_QuickUI

This is a utility I wrote to provide a GUI for common power shell tasks.  This is a version 1 utility and I do expect to update it semi-frequently.  The entire utility is included in a single .ps1 file and … Continue reading

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A Few Words on Federation

Recently, while creating some documentation for an install it struck me that federation may be a bit confusing if you aren’t working with Lync on a daily basis.  With that in mind I’m writing this article in hopes of clearing … Continue reading

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Lync Client Conversation Translator

Today we have a guest post by one of my colleges in the Unified Communications practice at PCMS, Adam Curry.  Hope you enjoy! Here is a really intriguing and interesting extension of the Lync 2010 client found in the Lync … Continue reading

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Lync CU1 Released

I haven’t seen these all in one place yet so I figured I’d post them.  Happy patching! Product KB Lync 2010 (64bit) 2467763 Lync 2010 (32bit) 2467763 Lync Server 2010 2493736 Lync 2010 Phone Edition (Tanjay) 2493722 Lync 2010 Phone … Continue reading

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Pending File Rename Registry Key Causes Lync/SQL Install to Halt

I’ve run into this one a few times, so I figured I’d share my experience.  During the “Prepare First Standard Edition Wizard” the installer says “The server must be restarted before installation can continue”.   I’ve also seen this same error … Continue reading

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